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Kaine Statement On Afghan Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on today’s elections in Afghanistan:

"The Afghan people sent a message of resilience and determination during today's presidential and provincial elections. Initial reporting indicates voter turnout was high.  The Afghan people demonstrated a commitment to defy those who seek to intimidate them through violence. Their perseverance and courage is an example for us all. I send my congratulations to all the people of Afghanistan on this historic day for Afghanistan's democracy."